By Ivette Mayo
the “We all have our issues. We are all going to have our problems.
We are going to have our obstacles. But there is one thing
About that you never want to do, and that is it to become a victim
of your circumstances. You don’t want to become a victim
of your DNA. You don’t want to become a victim of your
environment. You have to take control of your own life. You
have the opportunity to be all you can be POWERFULLY.”
“A 30-Day Guide to Your POWER
– POWERFUL Outcomes Through POWERFUL Words”
This is the very first paragraph in “A
enough or that you are too passionate
myself. I began arranging my words
30-Day Guide to Your POWER –
about your work that it is disruptive.
to represent the spirit within me and
POWERFUL Outcomes through
Be encouraged to push past the
who I believed myself to be. A daily
POWERFUL Words”. In my book, I
disappointment. Distance yourself
affirmation that started with “I AM”
want to encourage you to take steps
from disruptive judgement. Change
spoke POWER into me.
into a journey of transformational
your language and replace old
In “A 30-Day Guide to Your
thinking; to help you to find your joy and
messages with more appropriate
POWER”, I guide you through a daily
that you no longer believe what others
messages that are based on your
exercise called a POWER RITUAL.
think or expect. This contributes to
self-truth and give you POWER!
The POWER RITUAL is simply you
indecision, apathy, procrastination and
I started my first business in 2004. I
stating what you want. You will use an
outright derailment of your goals. You
faced many obstacles, but today I
i-ffirmation, a self-focused positive
will begin to achieve new outcomes
celebrate 14 years of entrepreneurship
statement fixated on what you want to
because you are no longer grounded
with two companies and a non-profit.
change in your life. Then, you use an
in limited thoughts, beliefs, and norms.
I can celebrate these successes now,
i-ttitude, a statement of self-praise.
And it starts with you!
but there was a time I was void of
This combined statement of i-ffirmation
Today’s Latina is a champion in
POWER. I did all the right things; got
and i-ttitude reinforces your beliefs,
business, an innovator, and can lead!
an education, married, had children
values, and POWER. Your words hold
A SHIFT IN POWER IS IN ORDER!
and settled in a nice suburb outside
the key to your POWER!
And it starts with what you say and
Houston. Then, my marriage began to
Want to comment or have any questions on
believe about yourself. As a corporate
break apart; infidelity, verbal and
this article? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
executive, entrepreneur, transitioning
mental abuse and then physical abuse.
professional, or even a student, you
I struggled with inherited cultural
must know this, “You have POWER!”
beliefs and norms that said that I
No longer are those excuses acceptable
needed to stay in the marriage for my
such as a glass ceiling, someone else
children. My change began when I
is more qualified, you are not good
started speaking differently about
Ivette Mayo is an awarding-winning entrepreneur, speaker, training expert, author and
“POWER Advocate” that empowers women to increase their skills as entrepreneurs
and leaders. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and
organizations. Mayo owns Yo Soy I AM, LLC, professional development rm; Yo Soy
Expressions, a Latina inspired line of stationary. She is the Founder of POWER On
Heels Network, a digital platform empowering and supporting women to achieve their
vision of success. Her book, “A 30-Day Guide to Your POWER”, is on Amazon
and BarnesandNoble.com. For more information visit www.ivettemayo.com or email
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